I realized last night that I hadn’t really mentioned the sad passing of Heavy D who played Sid on BONES. I thought it would be fun to just take a day to go back and take a look at the nice times B&B had at Wong Foo’s. There aren’t a ton of them, and I think I mentioned them all, but I’d love to hear which one is your favorite (or favorites!). Let’s begin!
1. The Man in the SUV
We see that Booth feels no pride in shooting someone, and Brennan begins to get to know Booth a little better also. What I love about this is that obviously, this is one of Booth’s ‘places’, and he has brought Brennan here for their post-case drink. Booth has always been all about ‘this is what partners do’, and Brennan usually believed him, if not a bit suspiciously sometimes (guy hugs, anyone?), but since we now know that Booth had never ‘partnered up’ before Brennan, some of his talk in the beginning is BS. Not in a bad way, just in a “Oh, we see through your attempts to be with her more, Booth. We see it” kind of way. 😀 Yes, partners DO always go out for a drink, sure…
2. The Boy in a Tree:
One of my favorite things about Sid was the quirk that he had menus but still always knew exactly what each person wanted to order. Brennan calls it a ‘knack’ which is fun, but Hodgins disregards and goes for the seven-organ soup. Ew.
Booth later claims the bar as ‘his’, and it’s cocky and fun, and within a couple of episodes, Brennan is with him again. I like how this illustrates that, for the most part, Booth is all about Brennan. He appreciates and cares about the rest of the J-team, but Brennan is his partner. She’s the one.
3. The Man in the Wall
The other day pal bbmagic and I were moaning that the red Range Master vest is probably going to go by the wayside, only to ever live on in fanfiction, with the gray sweater and white polo shirt (okay, okay…I added those, because I LOVE THEM!). But I love this scene, because we really see the draw and pull that Booth feels toward Brennan. Booth is not a balker, Brennan told us in this episode, and it’s true, however…the one thing Booth would maybe give in for is Brennan. She’s not a ‘thing’, but…you know what I mean.
4. The Man on Death Row:
I love the end of this episode, because it’s a case B&B didn’t ‘win’, but they still talk about it. They are both very tired, but Booth especially so, which means he looks toward Brennan in a way that sort of looks like he has his guard down a bit. There was a lot of attraction flowing in this first season, but also growing affection and respect. And Sid once again provides Brennan with the perfect food, without even asking, and he hands Booth a piece of pie. Smart guy.
5. The Man in the Fallout Shelter
Well, yes. In an episode nearly strictly contained in the Jeffersonian, the writers chose to move one scene outside. The mood at Wong Foos still fits the rest of the episode, and it completely works. Because the spirit of B&B and Christmas isn’t contained in the lab.
6. The Man on the Fairway
I think I remember once reading that the reason Wong Foos wasn’t on the show any longer was that it was just too dark, from a set and lighting perspective–thus the diner (which I also love). That makes me kind of sad, but I also get it. Sid should have just expanded with a nice patio or something, haha. But then it wouldn’t have been the same, perhaps. There was something very cozy and intimate about Wong Foos, however, something that allowed this early B&B to really open up to one another, like below, when Brennan asks Booth for a favor–to help her find out what happened to her parents.
Instead of going straight for the facts, Booth finds a picture of Brennan and smiles.
Okay…enough from me! Which moment/moments make your favorites list!?
Peace, Love & Bones,